The past decade has witnessed increasing international momentum for preventing health-care associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Significant investments in biomedical research on these topics have been made. Despite these efforts, much of the research has not “translated” yet into significant improvements of care at the patient and provider level. A gap remains between published studies of high quality and real-life implementation of best practices for infection prevention.


The Implementation Academy at the ICPIC conferences provides a unique opportunity to present the best implementation success stories in the field of infection prevention, hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship. It represents the first introduction of such an event to an infection prevention and antimicrobial resistance control meeting and will be an exciting opportunity for all attendees. Experts from diverse fields will interact during this oral abstract session, culminating in the final presentation and awarding of three “Implementation Awards”, which will be judged by an international expert jury.